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January 31, 2024 5:00–7:00 pm
Trent Semans Center, 6th Floor
Textile Arts

SOM: Needle Felting

Taught by Holly Johnson

About the Workshop

Get some aggression out by stabbing things until they’re cute! In this workshop we will go over the basics of needle felting, introducing the tools, techniques, and project opportunities for this craft. Make a tiny critter, cat toy, or portrait using colored wool and specialized needles.

About the Instructor

As an art history major, Holly has always found joy in all aspects of art, not just looking at it or analyzing it, but making it as well. She has always encouraged her family & friends to test the waters of creating, to not be afraid of making a mistake, because the beauty in creating is, there are no mistakes. With an interest in a variety of mediums, she has been making art for years and teaching those around her. So the idea of a shared art experience for all to enjoy came out of that, and HappymessArt was born. She welcomes you to join in this experience.

About the Location

This workshop will meet 6th floor of the Trent Seman Center.

Address: 8 Searle Center Dr, Durham, NC 27710

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).